James Clayton

The James Clayton Column: Rise of the Apes and the idiot human scientists

James Clayton News Aug 4, 2011

James looks ahead to Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, and wonders if scientists should be stopped...

The James Clayton Column: Avengers disassemble, Captain America joins a clique

James Clayton News Jul 28, 2011

Will The Avengers be the Mean Girls of comic book movies? James has been wondering just what Marvel might be up to...

The James Clayton column: underdogs, Ewoks and hobos with shotguns

James Clayton News Jul 21, 2011

Struggling to find a screening of Hobo With A Shotgun because Harry Potter's clogged up all the cinemas, James ponders the long history of underdog movies…

The James Clayton Column: ‘Inglourious Magneto’ and other alternate cuts

X-movies
James Clayton News Jul 14, 2011

Inspired by Michael Fassbender’s performance in X-Men: First Class, James wonders what an entire film devoted to Magneto’s 60s exploits would have looked like...

The James Clayton Column: Mel Gibson’s The Beaver, drowning beneath the movie mainstream

James Clayton News Jul 7, 2011

In this week’s column, James explores the myth of Mel Gibson, and explains why you should see his latest movie, The Beaver…

The James Clayton Column: Parlare Porco Rosso? The Italian Adjustment Bureau

James Clayton News Jun 30, 2011

James is back from a break in Italy where he discovered a shared, geeky love of Star Wars and Argento movies. Just don’t talk about Studio Ghibli…

The James Clayton Column: Good to be bad, better to be chaotic evil

Vile villains
James Clayton News Jun 2, 2011

In this week’s column, James celebrates the weirdest, baddest screen villains of recent years, including the unhinged murderer from Brit thriller, Blitz…

The James Clayton Column: Tintin and the Tannis Root Nightmare of the Uncanny Valley

James Clayton News May 26, 2011

James is a big fan of Tintin. But when crossed with motion capture? Some alarm bells have begun to ring...

The James Clayton Column: Aliens vs. ‘Select Your Opponent’

James Clayton News May 19, 2011

As Attack The Block introduces the idea of aliens versus youths, James comes up with a few high-concept invasion movie ideas of his own...

The James Clayton Column: Movies presenting a career path

James Clayton News May 12, 2011

If you're looking for inspiration for your next job, then your local multiplex might have some answers, reckons James...

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